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All Posts Tagged: outdoors

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Poison Ivy: Recognize, Avoid, & Treat

By: Denise Roark, Pharm.D. Poison ivy is native to North America and grows in every one of the lower 48 states except California.  It grows mainly in clusters on the edges of woodland, where there is plenty of sunlight for it to grow.  It is characterized by clusters of three leaflets, each growing on its […]

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Getting Sick from a Tick

The weather is warming up, the spring rain showers are coming, and that means the people of Northwest Arkansas are going outside to play in full force. But the beautiful weather also means one of our least-favorite critters is making the rounds: the tick. Today, we are going to take a look at how ticks […]

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Chigger Bites!

By: Lori Ray, Pharm.D. Summer is almost here and along with the fun and sun sometimes come pesky little problems like chiggers. These reddish-orange mites can be found worldwide, but they really enjoy hanging out in damp, grassy, and wooded areas.  They are found on plants that are relatively close to the ground surface, because […]